Credit Calendar

For information on recertification meetings and credits, contact John Pietroski at 207-287-7543 or john.t.pietroski@maine.gov.

For information on recertification meetings and credits for potato growers in the Aroostook County, contact UMCE-Presque Isle at 207-760-9IPM or 207-760-9476.

CREDIT CALENDAR
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
DATE
PROGRAM
SUITABLE FOR
April 30, 2019 - GMO Roundtable.

Central Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District meeting to be held at MSAD #1 Office of Adult and Continuing Education in Presque isle

For more information contact 207-764-4153 ext 130

Approved for 2 pesticide credits



May 2, 2019 - Invasive Plant Ecology, Impacts, Identification, & Management.

To be held May 2nd at the Oxford Cooperative Extension Office located at 9 Olson Rd in South Paris.

Contact Oxford County Extension Office at (207) 743-6329 for more info

Approved for 2 pesticide credits



Ornamental, ROW
May 22, 2019 - Pollinator Identification/Behavior and Disease IPM.

From 4:30-6pm at Coastal Blueberry Services located at 60 Common Rd in Union.

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/event/pollinator-identification-behavior-and-disease-ipm/

Approved for 1 pesticide credit



Agriculture, Turf, Outdoor Ornamental, Biting Fly & Tick
June 3, 2019 - Pollinator Identification/Behavior and Disease IPM.

From 4:30-6pm at Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry, located at 20 Harrington Rd/Rt-1A in Columbia Falls.

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/calendar-of-events/

Approved for 1 pesticide credit



Agriculture, Ornamental, Turf, Biting Fly & Tick
June 11, 2019 - Sprayer Clinic.

June 11, 2019 (rain or shine)

Hosted by: Theriault Equipment and John Deere

Location: Family Christian Center, next to Theriault Equipment, at 112 Caribou Road in Presque Isle.

Lunch will be provided by Theriault Equipment. Must RSVP to Jennifer Cyr at 207.764.4405 or 800.439.7761.

Approved for 5 pesticide credits

Agenda

Agriculture
June 13, 2019 - Sprayer Calibration & Whole Farm IPM.

From 5-7pm at Union Hammond Tractor, located at 1987 Heald Hwy in Union.

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/calendar-of-events/

Approved for 2 pesticide credits



Agriculture
June 17, 2019 - Sprayer Calibration & Disease IPM.

From 5-7pm at Blueberry Hill Farm, located at 1643 US-1 in Jonesboro.

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/calendar-of-events/

Approved for 2 pesticide credits



Agriculture
July 8, 2019 - Organic Field Workshop.

From 2-4pm at Fields Blueberries, located at 565 Blinn Hill Rd in Dresden.

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/calendar-of-events/

Approved for 1 pesticide credit



Agriculture
October 29, 2019 - October 30, 20192-Day Rodent Academy.

To be held in Portland Maine October 29-30.

Each day approved for 4 pesticide credits

Details coming soon!!



Structural
Throughout the year Safety Works! Maine Department of Labor. Respirator and hazard communication classes approved for credits. All other classes considered on a case-by-case basis. Schedule on-line
For more information, contact Maine DOL 207-623-7900 or toll-free 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-723-3345).
All Applicators

Throughout the Year

Food Industry Sanitation Auditors Seminars. Locations all over the US. Information and registration details at: Food Industry Sanitation Auditors or contact Paul Laughlin at 913-782-6399 or info@fisaconsulting.com. Many credits

Food Processing & Fumigation

Throughout the Year

U-Mass Green School, Conferences and Workshop Calendar

Turf, Outdoor & Indoor Ornamental

ONLINE & HOME STUDY


COURSES APPROVED IN OTHER NEW ENGLAND STATES

(Also automatically approved for Maine credits)

New Hampshire
https://www.agriculture.nh.gov/publications-forms/documents/training.pdf
Massachusetts
http://www.umass.edu/pested/recertification/current_workshops.htm
Vermont
https://usaplants.vermont.gov/USAPlants/PesticideApplicator/MeetingSearch.aspx
Connecticut
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324294
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324272
Rhode Island
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/agriculture/safety-ipm.php
VIDEOTAPES

 

If you cannot attend any of above programs, you can earn up to two credits per recertification period for Private and Commercial Operator Applicators and up to three for Commercial Masters by renting and viewing videotapes.

Approved tapes are available from the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District office in Bangor. To earn credit you must request the quiz for recertification when renting the tape; complete the quiz and return it to the Board of Pesticides Control, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028.

You must score at least 80% on the quiz to receive credit. The quizzes are multiple choice and true/false questions. If you watch the entire video, the quiz should be easy to complete. One credit is given for each hour of video tape viewed.

To rent the tapes contact the Farm Video Center at Penobscot County SWCD at 207-990-3676 (press #3 after the initial recording to get the SWCD). You can also get more information on their Web site.